Updated on January 10, 2017

2017 CARROT, CELERY, CELERIAC, and PARSNIP
(Parsley Family)

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2017 CARROT

(14 varieties to choose from)

Carrot culture:  Plant early in the Spring and carefully weed for the best success. Keep moist when young as seedlings are prone to drying out. Soils rich in organic matter produce sweeter carrots. Carrots are generally classified as either Nantes types which are short, straight carrots that resemble fingers, Chantenay types which are blocky at the stem end and taper to a thinner carrot at the root tip, or Imperator types are long and skinny and usually 10 inches long or more. Approximately 2,000 seeds per packet unless otherwise noted.

Amarillo:  75 days.  Bright yellow, Chantenay type, thick roots. Pkt. $2.50

Autumn King:  70 days.  Stump rooted Imperator-type averaging 7 to 9 inches long. Good for winter storage. Pkt. $1.50

Black Spanish:  80 days.  Medium length deep dark black skin and paler flesh. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Brilliance:  75 days.  Nantes type, blunt end, deep magenta orange, very bright colored. Pkt. $1.50

Coreless Amsterdam:  57 days.  Very early Nantes type. Roots average 6 inches long and are very uniform and straight all the way to the end. Excellent for use as "Baby Carrots". Pkt. $2.00

Dragon Purple:  80 days.  Chantenay type with variations. Unique color of deep purple shaded outer skin with rich orange inside. Good flavor. Developed by Dr. John Navazio. Approximately 1,000 seeds per packet. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Kuroda:  80 days.  Chantenay type, heat tolerant, deep orange red, 7 to 8 inch tapered roots, good keeper. Pkt. $1.50

Merida:  85 days.  A nice flavored longer Imperator type carrot. Excellent flavor and uniformity. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2017)

Oxheart:  80 days.  A very short, fat carrot Chantenay type, suitable for heavy clay soils, but they do really well in our sandy soil also. Pkt. $2.50

Royal Chantenay:  70 days.  Broad roots, Chantenay type. Tend to store better than Nantes types. Pkt. $1.25

Saint Valery:  70 days.  Ten to 12 inch long roots, sweet, tender flesh with minimal core. Pkt. $1.50

Scarlet Nantes:  70 days.  Six to 7 inch cylindrical roots, Nantes type. Nice, sweet, old-fashioned carrot. Pkt. $1.50

Snow White:  70 days.  Tender, snow white color, Chantenay type. Pkt. $2.00

Tendersweet:  75 days.  Imperator type, 7 inches, deep orange, coreless, 8 to 10 inch roots, good for freezing. Pkt. $1.75


Carrot Mix:  A mixture of the varieties offered. Pkt. $2.00

2017 CELERY

Celery culture:  Culture similar to celeriac. Approximately 1,300 seeds per packet.

Giant Pascal:  110 days.  Tall, nice, easy to grow celery. Large heart that blanches creamy white, tender stalks. Pkt. $1.50

Golden Pascal:  115 days.  Plants get about 20 inches and are a pale yellow-green color. Pkt. $1.50

Golden Self-Blanching:  110 days.  Blanches to a golden color. Introduced in 1886. Thick yellow green ribs. Pkt. $1.50

Utah Tall:  100 days from transplant.  Long, crisp stalks, compact heads, medium, dark green color. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

2017 CELERIAC

Start indoors 8 weeks prior to setting out. Set out when still cool but no hard freezes are expected. I cut out the bottoms of milk jugs and place them over the transplants for a few days to harden off the plants. (Approximately 800 seeds per packet.)

Monstorpolgi:  100 days from transplant. Large, firm round roots with few side shoots. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed


2017 PARSNIP

(6 Varieties to choose from)

Parsnip culture:  Seed takes 2 to 3 weeks to germinate. Plant early in Spring, and let stay in ground to freeze at maturity for improved flavor. Dig in Winter or in Spring before they leaf out.

All American:  105 days.  Ten to 12 inch roots, about 3 inches in diameter with a hollow crown. Approximately 900 seeds per packet. Pkt. $1.25

Andover:  120 days.  Developed by the University of Minnesota. In good soil it will produce consistent uniform roots. Approximately 900 seeds per packet. Pkt. $2.75 Certified Organic Seed

Cobham Improved Marrow:  120 days.  Reasonably skinny neck, very high sugar content, outstanding flavor. Approximately 500 seeds per packet. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Harris Model:  110 days.  Nice uniform strain, almost no hollow crown or side roots. Approximately 900 seeds per packet. Pkt. $1.25

Hollow Crown:  130 days.  12 inches long, 2 to 3 inches thick at shoulder. Approximately 900 seeds per packet. Pkt. $1.25

Turga:  100 days.  Medium long thick root, sweet almost coconut flavor, originally from Hungary. Approximately 400 seeds per packet. Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed


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